Bay's new film presents the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya from the perspective of military contractors. Critic David Edelstein says 13 Hours is a "ham-handed but ... generally effective portrait."
Adolf Hitler wrote his famous manifesto while serving time for an attempted coup that started in a German beer hall. Author Peter Ross Range says, "There was an obvious need to get his message out."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge says she was a "bad lawyer" before turning her energies to writing. Her latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, is about an aspiring writer.
The simple answer? Honesty. Commentator Sarah Hepola says that once she learned how to turn down dates with men she wasn't interested in, it became much easier to say yes to the ones she liked.
The singular, gender-neutral usage of "they" is now acceptable on college campuses, among the genderqueer and in the Washington Post. Linguist Geoff Nunberg traces the rise of the new "they."
For years, Scott Hamilton toured as a soloist. Recently he recorded a new album with drummer Jeff Hamilton's band. Critic Kevin Whitehead says the record showcases Scott Hamilton's ageless style.
"When I first started," Liotta says, "television was kind of like the wasteland. ... Now [it's] very respected." Liotta plays a corrupt NYC police lieutenant on the new NBC series Shades of Blue.
Clay, who died Friday in Chicago, made a name for himself as an R&B singer with hits like "Trying to Live my Life Without You" and "A Lasting Love." Originally broadcast in 1999.
The legendary rock musician died Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday. In 2002, Bowie spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about songwriting, performing and his Ziggy Stardust persona.
Once used by '50s hipsters to connote a no-strings-attached job, "gig" has been co-opted by venture capitalists hyping the new economic order. Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the word's resurgence.
A series of books published by Melville House gathers together the final interviews conducted with prominent deceased writers and thinkers. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the latest in the series.
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their film, Carol. Ken Tucker reviews British singer Ellie Goulding's new record. Kevin Hazzard shares stories from his work as a paramedic.
King, who recently received a Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, says the thrill of hearing one of her songs on the radio "doesn't go away." Originally broadcast April 11, 2012.
The Queen of Soul, who recently brought down the house at the Kennedy Center with the hit "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her life and music in 1999.
Robin Wright, who writes about Saudi Arabia and Iran in the current issue of The New Yorker, says upcoming Syrian peace talks have been compromised by the execution of an outspoken Shiite cleric.
The new film by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman uses stop-motion animation to tell a quasi-love story. Critic David Edelstein calls Anomalisa amazing — but also creepy and, ultimately, unsatisfying.
Once an outspoken avant garde critic of the establishment, Boulez went on to serve as the conductor of both the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Originally broadcast in 2005.
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their new film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Nagy says the story was "extremely forward thinking."
Zsigmond, who died Friday, won an Oscar for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He also shot The Deerhunter, Deliverance and Heaven's Gate, among other films. Originally broadcast in 1990.
Kevin Hazzard, who worked as an Atlanta paramedic, rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies. Respiratory calls were his favorites.